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The bailiff is trying to serve me and I've avoided it thus far. This is a criminal case and I do not want to testify. I work at a large manufacturing plant and I hope they will not accept the subpoena so it can be delivered to me at work. they would have to hold it until I return to work which could be a few days from now. Do you think my work will accept the subpeona?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?

Ohio

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I am hoping avoiding the subpoena will get me off the hook.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Most employers will not accept service for an employee as a policy. Also, it is arguably not proper service as the employer is not authorized to accept subpoenas for employees under any other statute and domiciliary service is used for the residence of the employee, not their employment. So the bailiff should not even try to serve your employer, they would need to serve you directly, since your employer is not a court officer who is sworn to give you the subpoena.

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